The Best of Baku & Sheki

The Best of Baku & Sheki

Azerbaijan Tourism Board

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Experience the Best of Modern and Traditional Azerbaijan
Baku and Shekhi are two of Azerbaijan's premiere destinations and a study in the country's beautiful contrasts between modern and traditional.

Route & dates

Start: Baku
1
Baku
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Sheki
— 3 nights
End: Sheki

4
nights
Baku

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
You've now added Nizami Street/Torgovaya to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Baku to Gobustan to see Gobustan State Reserve about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, stroll through Highland Park, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah - Fire Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Baku day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Serbia, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

3
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Sheki trip planner.

Drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sheki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gabala, Ilisu Waterfall
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Gabaland ©
Gabaland